5.28: BAL/OAK postgame -- Cliff Pennington
Pennington talks about his risky slide at home plate in the A's win over the Orioles.
But Betty Davis downstairs in the a couple of hits that I. We set it up here last night. He hit two out RBIs hits and then. Yeah that's huge especially for a team like you know obviously we're not and it's not a home runs and when you get a guy in scoring position you know with one out two -- whatever you got a -- -- and then -- And -- you know lately you've been doing that that's true win baseball games. But talk about your -- not because of all the water on the right field line for a base hit whenever the new -- that they go away and hit a ball down the left field line. How much -- just try to take the ball words -- and react on pitches then they had go so well the opposite field. Especially at about ten. Yeah that's I mean that's my own game -- they're just trying to get a good pitch to hit and it works it's not trying to teach you know too much quicker than. At first thought I had two strikes in attendance -- -- -- run it with two -- back over you know started off -- come back over. You know got -- to get through and then. Second. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Showed the slotted home plate where He got a lefthander and there are a lot of talk last couple days wc about slides at home tell us what you were thinking when you're rounding third. Looking at the catcher and then just beacon that left handed there. I -- what they can do that especially here. You know I was thinking I knew him Nicholas Klecko goes smoked that ball in. So I know they came up with a clean image decent -- is going to be a play and I really thought I was gonna have to try and hit him or do something and then. When I got there it doses like you to -- -- play between his legs then -- things got to go over and I just put a hand and then pull it out but. Might try not to do that again I'm not trying go the first or do something else is that's not a good recipe for a player on the team. The weather as long as his leg is not their but the thing that take a bit and -- does a good job Tatum tonight He put his play in front of the plate. -- -- has it turned out the way you slip out of the bit but I think it goes feet first He probably blocked off the plate. Considering. -- all saw that Adam Jones double clutched in the -- Phil I don't know if you saw that as well but it turned out there close plate but in a situation like that. Are you thinking about because of the controversy again at what point does a run to start the thing I may have to run him over but -- at what point do you start to decide that. Yeah I don't know I've I've never and a guy over I didn't see on the replay that he'd be double pumped and that's like got in there. But I was going home and a lot of -- slide headfirst -- I don't like to if they catchers given me -- play him thumb at that time He wasn't there and I just kind of legacy of between his legs then you know I thought it was gonna get -- just trying to beat them there and you know fortunately it worked out but it's not something I want -- do very often. But cliff you guys have been putting on a clinic the middle six double plays turned in this series for a last night to today. Tell us about -- Mark Ellis and how well you've been working together. You know the chemistry is getting better all the time you know getting the slower than last year it just got better as the season went and this year only gets spring training kind of picked up where where we left off last year and you know you need to let the guy like him -- it makes your job really -- -- has got there and try and you know catches perfect -- every time I thought first. And yes they -- about that would Luke Scott the last double play that was turned that you always talk about He always gives you defeat chest high from your standpoint. How much does that help you knowing that He throws gonna be that you could make the changes necessary -- tour especially with a fast runner on top of. Yeah -- when He gets you feel like that it it makes your job really easy and -- -- played -- -- got called interference. To the -- outside. So Alou it up they'll play anyway but because the fetus on guys I'll be able could still -- and then you know and -- the runner you know I guess break the rules and and still real threat to the speed was perfect go to you know it's tough -- you know might have been a but that's a foot foot cliff great defense couple hits tonight in the looks like these -- start a whirlwind for the last month congratulations thank Jeff.